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Hyatt to Sell Portfolio of 38 Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Hotels for $590M; To Remain Hyatt Branded

Hyatt to Sell Portfolio of 38 Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Hotels for $590M; To Remain Hyatt Branded

September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt affiliates have agreed to sell 38 hotels to a company organized by...

Houston-Area Hotel Demand Forecast to Remain Strong, But New Construction Could Dampen Rates

Houston-Area Hotel Demand Forecast to Remain Strong, But New Construction Could Dampen Rates

Erin Mulvaney | Houston Chronicle | September 19, 2014

Sept. 19--Houston-area hoteliers are benefiting from high occupancy and rental rates, but the hot times could cool a bit as new projects come onto the market...

Travel Channel Series ‘Hotel Impossible’ Works its Magic on Vacationland Inn in Brewer, Maine

Travel Channel Series ‘Hotel Impossible’ Works its Magic on Vacationland Inn in Brewer, Maine

Emily Burnham | Bangor Daily News, Maine | September 19, 2014

Sept. 19--BREWER, Maine -- When the general manager of the Vacationland Inn in Brewer got a call from the producers of "Hotel Impossible" on the Travel...

Tampa Bay Tourism Up; Hillsborough County, FL Collects Record $21.9 Million in Bed Taxes

Tampa Bay Tourism Up; Hillsborough County, FL Collects Record $21.9 Million in Bed Taxes

Yvette C. Hammett | Tampa Tribune, Fla. | September 19, 2014

Sept. 18--TAMPA -- News coming out of Tampa's tourism office is nothing less than sunny, with little chance of rain for the remainder of the fiscal year. The...

With Occupancy & Rates Up, Boise, ID Hotel Tax Income Sets Record; July & August Highest Months Ever

With Occupancy & Rates Up, Boise, ID Hotel Tax Income Sets Record; July & August Highest Months Ever

Sven Berg | The Idaho Statesman | September 19, 2014

Sept. 19--Hotel developers are sniffing around Downtown Boise the way they did in the early 2000s, right before the city's last building spurt, Greater Boise...

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Announces New Resort; Private Offering Event Scheduled this December

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Announces New Resort; Private Offering Event Scheduled this December

September 19, 2014

BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. (Sept. 19, 2014) - Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) has announced the name of their fourth resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.  It...

Will Mohegan Sun’s Loss to Wynn Place its Parent Company in Danger of Managing its Debt?

Will Mohegan Sun’s Loss to Wynn Place its Parent Company in Danger of Managing its Debt?

Brian Hallenbeck | The Day, New London, Conn. | September 19, 2014

Sept. 19--Mohegan Sun's failure to win the Greater Boston casino license could make it harder for its parent company, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, to...

The Largest Hotel in the Middle East, the 1,743-room Anjum Hotel-Makkah Opens

The Largest Hotel in the Middle East, the 1,743-room Anjum Hotel-Makkah Opens

| Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | September 19, 2014

Sept. 19--MAKKAH -- Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), and Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin...

Concord Hospitality Enterprise Co. Plans “First-Class” Hotel for Oakland Area of Pittsburgh, PA

Concord Hospitality Enterprise Co. Plans “First-Class” Hotel for Oakland Area of Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Fontaine and Mike Wereschagin | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | September 19, 2014

Sept. 18--A North Carolina developer is planning to build a high-end hotel on a large parking lot behind the Pittsburgh Athletic Association's iconic club in...

Club Med Preparing to Open Finolhu Villas on Private Island Resort in the Maldives

Club Med Preparing to Open Finolhu Villas on Private Island Resort in the Maldives

September 19, 2014

(September 19, 2014 - Miami) - Club Med - the original all-inclusive resort company - proudly announces the opening of Finolhu Villas, an exclusive resort on a...

France Welcomes 57-room Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera; Hotel Opens with Vincent Poulingue as GM

France Welcomes 57-room Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera; Hotel Opens with Vincent Poulingue as GM

September 19, 2014

19 September, 2014 - InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the debut of its boutique brand, Hotel...

Club Med Columbus Isle Set to Unveil $8 million Renovation in San Salvador, Bahamas

Club Med Columbus Isle Set to Unveil $8 million Renovation in San Salvador, Bahamas

September 19, 2014

Sprawled across the pristine emerald waters of the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by secluded beaches, Club Med Columbus Isle will unveil the highly anticipated...

Strand Development Company, LLC Names Seth Kines as Director of Sales for the Inn at the Crossroads

Strand Development Company, LLC Names Seth Kines as Director of Sales for the Inn at the Crossroads

September 19, 2014

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) September 19, 2014- Strand Development Company, LLC recently announced that Seth Kines has been hired as the Director of Sales...

Jiaqi Tang Named as Director of Food & Beverage for 172-key Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center

Jiaqi Tang Named as Director of Food & Beverage for 172-key Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center

September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 - CHICAGO - Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge Portfolio property, proudly announced today the appointment of Jiaqi Tang...

Michael Molloy Appointed as Executive Chef for Florida’s Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place

Michael Molloy Appointed as Executive Chef for Florida’s Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place

September 19, 2014

JUPITER. Fla. (September 19, 2014) - Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, Jupiter's newest upscale hotel scheduled to open this fall, has appointed...

Hotel AG Set to Close 20 Hotel Transactions in September

Hotel AG Set to Close 20 Hotel Transactions in September

September 22, 2014

ATLANTA - September 22, 2014 - Hotel Assets Group, LLC (Hotel AG), announced today the firm expects to close 20 hotel real estate transactions in September....

IHG Signs Two Hotels in Portugal; InterContinental Lisbon & Crowne Plaza Porto to Open this Fall

IHG Signs Two Hotels in Portugal; InterContinental Lisbon & Crowne Plaza Porto to Open this Fall

September 22, 2014

22 September, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced the signing of two flagship hotels in...

Study Shows Travelers Willing to Pay More for Hotels With Better Travel Reviews

Study Shows Travelers Willing to Pay More for Hotels With Better Travel Reviews

September 22, 2014

Dallas, TX and Munich, Germany - September 22, 2014 - TrustYou, the inventor of the Meta-Review™ and global online reputation management leader, working...

Derek Picot to Step Down as GM of Jumeirah Carlton Tower & Regional VP Europe for Jumeirah Group

Derek Picot to Step Down as GM of Jumeirah Carlton Tower & Regional VP Europe for Jumeirah Group

September 22, 2014

Dubai, 22 September 2014: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced that after 11 years’ loyal...

Winegardner & Hammons Names Mike Hogan General Manager of 302-key Cincinnati Marriott Northeast

Winegardner & Hammons Names Mike Hogan General Manager of 302-key Cincinnati Marriott Northeast

September 22, 2014

CINCINNATI - September 22, 2014 - Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. (WHI) is pleased to announce that Mike Hogan has been named general manager of the Cincinnati...

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